Akron has a general population of 217,074 and an overall student population of 27,666. Approximately 25,959 of Akron's students are enrolled in schools that offer chemistry programs.
Akron's largest chemistry school is University of Akron Main Campus. Approximately 21 students graduated in 2010 from University of Akron Main Campus with credentials in chemistry.
In 2010, 39 students graduated with a chemistry degree from one of Akron's chemistry schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $20,869 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Akron chemistry schools was an average of $30,117 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $900 for chemistry related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,697 per year, on average, for room and board at Akron-based chemistry schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $12,718.
Many chemistry graduates choose to work as chemists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Akron, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 10 chemists in Ohio were working in the greater Akron area. Akron's chemist workforce is projected to decrease by -6% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for chemists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a chemist in Akron is $58,510 per year, which is higher than the average for chemists state-wide.